I knew a fellow who was so out of his tree on pyschotropic substances, that when asked by the breath-testing walloper to "count to ten" he - wild-eyed and sweating a tropical rainstorm from the anxiety of it all - instead was trying to blow into the machine like the early breathalysers. As this was years before satisfactory testing for other drugs, he received a stern "drive around the corner and sleep for a few hours" lecture.
I visit France on a regular basis and last returned to UK on 15 Jan. I have been asking at all the supermarkets in the Charente region for a kit but they kept telling me they didn't have any in stock, but that the deadline had been postponed to end of March 13. It seems clear to me that the producers refused to make any more available until they had assurance of a continuing market, which has now, it seems, been abandoned. Another initiative not thought through properly. It would not have been effective in reducing drink driving anyway, in my view.
The French do have a totally different attitude to drink/drive than UK. Most of us, when we go out to a meal or to the pub whatever are very aware of drink drive limits & stick to one drink if we drive or we make alternative non driving arrangements to get home. The French simply do not have this train of thought, while they might not drive while totally p**sed most will drink their fill & drive. You see it all the time for example lunchtimes in restaurants, diners will have an aperitif then wine with dinner etc & drive afterwards. Not that much over the limit but certainly over. No ban for a first offence in France anyway unless you are totally steamin'.
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That's something I'd never read up on - good to hear a potted summary.
I had no intention of buying them anyway.Being teetotal I was going to skip from Dunkirk to Belgium(about 8 miles) & continue on my merry way. I hate stupid laws.:thumbsup::thumbsup:
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